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Dialysis unit to be operating here by spring

After being notified this week that La Verendrye hospital here will get more than $800,000 for a hemodialysis unit, the CEO of Riverside Health Care Facilities Inc. said it hopefully will be operational in the next six months.

“It’s fantastic news for the residents,” Wayne Woods enthused Tuesday. “Those who used to have to travel can now get treatment close to home.

Lighting candles for hope

In grief, in celebration, in struggle,

in fleeting moments of peace: we gather forever,

not as a people helpless and afraid,

not as a people victorious and proud, but as a people,

pulled by the Spirit to live lives of love and compassion.

Final tax bills in the mail

Tax bills to town residents for the final instalment of the year 2000 are now in the mail.

After numerous delays as the town and an outside contractor struggled to arrange municipal software to process the bills in compliance with provincial legislation, Administration and Finance manager Darryl Allan told council last night the bills have been printed.

Chili cook-off another success

It may have been downright cold early Friday morning but by 11 a.m., three judges undoubtedly were keeping warm while savouring the 10 varieties up for grabs during the Times’ fifth-annual Great Chili Cook-off.

And when all was tasted and done, it was Phyllis Johnson and Marie Gregory’s “Fabrication Chili” that was named “Best Chili” in this year’s competition.